Is this a hybrid of Mango and Jamun created in India ?

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This photo of a Purple colored Mango is claimed to be a crossover of Mango and Jamun created recently by farmer in UP

This was first posted on 2nd June 2016 by a Facebook Page Bhak Sala, which on debunking politely deleted the post and posted a clarification

They accepted and clarified next day i.e 3rd Jun 2016

They further defended it


Mr. Mahesh Bhatt whose Bio reads   “MBA from INSEAD, France & Senior Management Professional in an European MNC. Tweets are personal. Support brand – NaMo.”
tweeted on 5th March 2018 –
“Purple color Mangos which can control Diabetes..created with combination of Mango and Indian blackberry (Jamun) by farmers of UttarPradesh . Agricultural activities picking up enthusiasm again under govt.”

When someone asked him politely to remove wrong tweet, he added politics in it too


This is called Palmer Mango and this particular photo dates back to a decade and half

Wikipedia says –


The fruit is large, with especially big specimens reaching several pounds in weight. Coloration tends to be yellow with red blush when ripe; the fruit will turn purple long before becoming mature, sometimes leading to immature fruits being picked. The flesh is orange-yellow and has a mild and aromatic flavor, with minimal fiber, and contains a monoembryonic seed.[7] It ripens from July to early September in Florida, making it a late-season cultivar.

‘Palmer’ trees are moderately vigorous growers and have upright canopies.”


The Telegraph ran a story using this photo in 2013

“The celebrated 1930s central market in São Paulo is a huge grid of food stalls where locals to Brazil’s largest city come daily to shop and eat. Sellers in the fruit section seduce you with juicy slivers of fragrant guavas, papayas and Brazilian citrus fruits, and juice bars offer exotic flavours such as cupuaçu, a rainforest relation of cacao that tastes like a cross between melon, white chocolate and bubblegum. Boxfuls of beautiful mangoes are part of this tropical Eden. The variety most on show is the large Palmer mango, blushed with a dark, purply red, like a bruised sunset. Certain types of Brazilian mango are so fibrous and juicy that people massage them to pulp within the skin then make a hole in the top to suck out the fruit. But a Palmer has smooth, perfumed flesh that can survive transportation, and is popular all over this vast country and in export markets.

Bill Davies, the senior fruit buyer for Marks & Spencer, is in Brazil to meet growers of the ‘tree-ripened’ Palmer mangoes the company sells. These are harvested 20 days later than standard mangoes to give more flavour and sweetness. Launched in 2009 at M&S, the tree-ripened mango is sold cut in packets because its softness makes it difficult to transport whole. ‘It’s incredible how mangoes have grown in popularity,’ Davies says. ‘As people have travelled more and further afield, they have become more used to exotic fruits. Mango is a massive hit.’

Each year M&S sells 750,000 whole mangoes of many different varieties from around the world, though mostly from Brazil and South Africa, and 10 times as many in prepared fruit to be eaten by office workers, at home and on the go. Tree-ripened mangoes now account for five per cent of the company’s mango sales, worth millions of pounds.”


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